I know I’ve already said it a million times, but I’ll say it once again: Lyon is a stunning city. I love walking down the streets and spending an entire afternoon taking pictures of the city, of the stairs that lead me downtown, of the view, of the buildings. I never get tired of being there, and I always discover new spots that amaze me. As part of the YM&C City Guide Challenge, I decided to shoot a special kind of pictures: last Friday night, once the November rain stopped pouring, I slipped on my coat, took my camera, and went to explore Lyon By Night! See the pictures below!
Lyon City Hall
The Lyon City Hall is on La Place des Terreaux, known to be the most beautiful square in Lyon (it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site). During La Fête des Lumières, there are always amazing projects displayed on this square. I had to sit down to take the picture with the perspective I wanted, and as you may see the ground was wet. No need to tell you that people were looking at me strangely…
The Big Stone Park
Right near my apartment you’ll find a little park overlooking the city: Le Parc du Gros Caillou, The Big Stone Park. Beautiful lamps, which look like lanterns, follow its path. As these lamps are not very powerful, so the subdued lighting plunges the park into a romantic atmosphere.
La Rue des Kebabs
These stairs take you downtown. The street right down these stairs is very cosmopolitan, you’ll find kebab houses, tandoori houses, fast-foods. We call it La Rue des Kebabs (the kebab houses street). In the distance, you can see the more classical structure of old buildings.
Opera de Lyon
The Opera de Lyon is undoubtedly the building I love the most. During the night, red lamps light the dome and the Muses statues. Amateur hip-hop dancers train and organize dance battles in the forecourt of the building. I could spend hours looking at them!